1 And straightway in the morning the chief priests held a consultation with the elders and scribes and the whole council, and bound Jesus, and carried Him away, and delivered Him to Pilate.
Many (if not all) of the chief priests were Kenites, but not the entire (so-called) Levitical priesthood because not only was the father of John the Baptist a Levitical priest, but also Joseph of Arimathea (who ‘had not consented to the counsel and deed of them’ when they caused Jesus to be crucified) was a member of the Sanhedrin according to the note in the Companion Bible for verse 43 of this same chapter.
2 And Pilate asked Him, Art Thou the King of the Jews? And He answering said unto them, Thou sayest it.
3 And the chief priests accused Him of many things: but He answered nothing.
Fulfilling the 7th verse of Isaiah 53, where it was written that ‘He was oppressed, and He was afflicted, yet He opened not His mouth: He is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so He openeth not His mouth.’
Christ Jesus being “the lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world” as John the Baptist said in verse 29 of the first chapter of the Gospel of John.
4 And Pilate asked Him again, saying, Answerest Thou nothing? behold how many things they witness against Thee.
5 But Jesus yet answered nothing; so that Pilate marvelled.
This you could also see as an example to those who will be delivered up to ‘Death’ (which is one of Satan’s names) during the latter half of the five month long ‘hour of temptation’ because it is at that time they are not to premeditate what they will say but are to allow the Holy Spirit to speak through them causing many to repent upon realizing they had been deceived into worshipping Satan instead of Christ.
6 Now at that feast he released unto them one prisoner, whomsoever they desired.
7 And there was one named Barabbas, which lay bound with them that had made insurrection with him, who had committed murder in the insurrection.
Barabbas means ‘son of a father’ and is a type of Satan (“a murderer from the beginning”) when he appears in his role of antichrist in Jerusalem in the midst of Daniel’s 70th Week, which was seven years but is now shortened to five months.
8 And the multitude crying aloud began to desire him to do as he had ever done unto them.
9 But Pilate answered them, saying, Will ye that I release unto you the King of the Jews?
10 For he knew that the chief priests had delivered Him for envy.
11 But the chief priests moved the people, that he should rather release Barabbas unto them.
In other words, the chief priests (many, if not all of them being Kenites) were able to persuade the people to ask Pilate to release Barabbas ‘instead of Christ’ (which is what the word antichrist means) looking forward to how the Kenites (called ‘the synagogue of Satan’ in Revelation 2:9 and 3:9) will use their influence over the deceived masses via the four hidden dynasties to persuade them to worship Satan at the 6th seal, the 6th trumpet and the 6th vial.
12 And Pilate answered and said again unto them, What will ye then that I shall do unto Him whom ye call the King of the Jews?
13 And they cried out again, Crucify Him.
14 Then Pilate said unto them, Why, what evil hath He done? And they cried out the more exceedingly, Crucify Him.
But at 666, it will be the death of His many-membered body that occurs with the exception of those of the church in Philadelphia: those of the 7,000 Zadok (or 232 of that number possibly) who will have ‘the seal of God’ in their forehead throughout the entire five month long ‘hour of temptation’ which will protect them from being deceived into worshipping Satan and receiving ‘the mark of the beast’ in their forehead: the deception that Satan is Jesus returned.
15 And so Pilate, willing to content the people, released Barabbas unto them, and delivered Jesus, when he had scourged Him, to be crucified.
16 And the soldiers led Him away into the hall, called Praetorium; and they call together the whole band.
17 And they clothed Him with purple, and platted a crown of thorns, and put it about His head,
18 And began to salute Him, Hail, King of the Jews!
19 And they smote Him on the head with a reed, and did spit upon Him, and bowing their knees worshipped Him.
20 And when they had mocked Him, they took off the purple from Him, and put His own clothes on Him, and led Him out to crucify Him.
This was no doubt being influenced by Satan in an attempt to cause Christ to lash out in anger at the Roman soldiers or even pray to the Father to send Him ‘more than twelve legions of angels’ (which He was able to do as you can see in verse 53 of Matthew 26) which would have prevented the crucifixion from taking place.
Satan evidently thought that if He could cause Jesus to have pride within Himself at that moment then he could prevent Him from bringing about God’s salvation to whosoever will.
Pride within himself being what caused Satan to fall in the first world age and so apparently he was attempting to cause Jesus to fall in the same way.
A plan that obviously failed, while God’s perfect plan of salvation is impossible to stop.
21 And they compel one Simon a Cyrenian, who passed by, coming out of the country, the father of Alexander and Rufus, to bear His cross.
22 And they bring Him unto the place Golgotha, which is, being interpreted, The place of a skull.
23 And they gave Him to drink wine mingled with myrrh: but He received it not.
This ‘myrrh’ was a narcotic to dull the pain as you can see in the Greek dictionary of the Strong’s Concordance (called ‘gall’ in Matthew 27:34) and you could even say Christ is teaching us here in the midst of the week in which He was crucified to refuse the ‘wine’ offered in the midst of Daniel’s 70th Week (which was seven years but is now five months) which is the wine of the fornication of the whore of Babylon: that wine being ‘the blood of a dead man’ written of in Revelation 16:3 meaning at 666, in the midst of the five month long ‘hour of temptation’ most Christians will begin worshipping the son of perdition (the ‘dead man’ because Satan was the first to receive the death sentence) instead of Christ, which is what antichrist means.
The word translated as ‘gall’ in the Hebrew you will often see alongside ‘wormwood’ and can even mean the venom of serpents or (in this case) ‘that old Serpent, called the Devil, and Satan’ who is also called ‘Wormwood’ in Revelation 8:11.
24 And when they had crucified Him, they parted His garments, casting lots upon them, what every man should take.
This was to fulfill the 18th verse of Psalm 22, which says: ‘They part my garments among them, and cast lots upon my vesture.’
25 And it was the third hour, and they crucified Him.
In other words, at 9 o’clock in the morning.
26 And the superscription of His accusation was written over, The King Of The Jews.
27 And with Him they crucify two thieves; the one on His right hand, and the other on His left.
28 And the scripture was fulfilled, which saith, And He was numbered with the transgressors.
This is to fulfill what was written in the 12th verse of Isaiah 53.
29 And they that passed by railed on Him, wagging their heads, and saying, Ah, Thou that destroyest the temple, and buildest it in three days,
30 Save thyself, and come down from the cross.
This was no doubt Satan speaking through these people in a continuation of his temptations in the wilderness attempting to stop Jesus from becoming the Lamb slain who takes away the sin of whosoever will because of His blood shed on the cross.
31 Likewise also the chief priests mocking said among themselves with the scribes, He saved others; Himself He cannot save.
Many of the chief priests and scribes being sons of Cain: the seed of the serpent who are at enmity with the woman’s Seed meaning the Lord Jesus Christ as we know from Genesis 3:15.
32 Let Christ the King of Israel descend now from the cross, that we may see and believe. And they that were crucified with Him reviled Him.
Except for the thief who said to Jesus: “Lord, remember me when Thou comest into Thy kingdom” (as you can see in Luke 23:39-43) to which Jesus replied: “Verily I say unto thee, Today shalt thou be with Me in paradise.”
33 And when the sixth hour was come, there was darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour.
In other words, until 3 o’clock in the afternoon.
34 And at the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani? which is, being interpreted, My God, My God, why hast Thou forsaken Me?
This being the first verse of Psalm 22 which was written about a thousand years earlier through David and was in the process of being fulfilled by the offspring of David according to the flesh: Christ Jesus.
35 And some of them that stood by, when they heard it, said, Behold, He calleth Elias.
36 And one ran and filled a spunge full of vinegar, and put it on a reed, and gave Him to drink, saying, Let alone; let us see whether Elias will come to take Him down.
37 And Jesus cried with a loud voice, and gave up the ghost.
38 And the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom.
Which was symbolic of the barrier between God and His children being destroyed for all who would believe upon the Lord Jesus Christ, making it possible for whosoever will to return to the Father, being then grafted back into God’s family tree all were part of in the first world age.
This is also the moment when the kingdom of God was taken from the (so-called) Levitical priesthood and ‘given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof’ meaning the many-membered body of Christ throughout the globe.
39 And when the centurion, which stood over against Him, saw that He so cried out, and gave up the ghost, he said, Truly this Man was the Son of God.
40 There were also women looking on afar off: among whom was Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James the less and of Joses, and Salome;
41 (Who also, when He was in Galilee, followed Him, and ministered unto Him;) and many other women which came up with Him unto Jerusalem.
42 And now when the even was come, because it was the preparation, that is, the day before the sabbath,
43 Joseph of Arimathaea, an honourable counsellor, which also waited for the kingdom of God, came, and went in boldly unto Pilate, and craved the body of Jesus.
Many believe Joseph of Arimathaea to be the great uncle of Jesus, which is most likely why we see him here claiming the body of Jesus and seeing to the burial arrangements.
44 And Pilate marvelled if He were already dead: and calling unto him the centurion, he asked him whether He had been any while dead.
45 And when he knew it of the centurion, he gave the body to Joseph.
46 And he bought fine linen, and took Him down, and wrapped Him in the linen, and laid Him in a sepulchre which was hewn out of a rock, and rolled a stone unto the door of the sepulchre.
47 And Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of Joses beheld where He was laid.